Keep tobacco ban even if court finds it unlawful says Dlamini-Zuma
The minister filed her court papers after midnight, after initially missing the deadline to file at the close of business on Wednesday
If the high court finds that the regulations banning cigarette sales under the lockdown are unlawful, co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has urged that they be referred back to her for “reconsideration”.
“In the event that the court considers the decision-making process to have been flawed, or based on incorrect facts, I submit it would be just and equitable to keep the prohibition in place ... pending a reconsideration, possibly with directions as to the information or factors to be considered,” the minister states in court papers filed in the early hours of Thursday...
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